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By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter
 
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With less than a fortnight before the starter pistol fires on London’s 2012 Olympic Games, across the Atlantic construction work has officially begun at what will be a key venue for the global sporting event in four years time. Officials gathered in Rio’s western neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca earlier this month (July 6th) to lay the foundation stone of the Olympic Park, a planned complex of sporting facilities . . .

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